Many times at the NHL trade deadline, fortune favors the bold. The bold general managers, who are willing to pay the price to try to upgrade their rosters before a playoff push. Some trades are blockbusters but others are only minor depth moves.
Either trade can have a major impact on a team. It doesn't take a big star to make a difference.
In all, there were 31 total trades made on TD-Day, or March 3. Each team involved has now had some time to sit back and observe how well they did in acquiring new players or collecting draft picks for the future. So here are the five best trades at the deadline, with a respective grade and impact meter for the receiving team.